The Message the TEA Party Doesn’t Want You to Send

If you read this blog, you already know about the 70,000 hard-working Montanans cannot afford to wait for healthcare.  The TEA Party extremists in the last legislature voted to bar the federal funds to pay for this care from reaching Montana.

The Montana chapter of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is doing something about that, and so should you.  It takes about 10 seconds.

TAKE ACTION:  Tell your legislator to support a Montana-made solution to provide health insurance for our hard-working neighbors

The federal government will pay 100% of the costs in the first three years and no less than 90% in the future, resulting in almost $4 billion in economic activity in our state.

By taking legislative action today, Montana will be able to:

  • Improve Access to Health Care Coverage → Nearly 70,000 uninsured Montanan’s will gain access to health care and this funding will protect access to rural hospitals
  • Detect Cancers Early → Benefits will include cancer screenings, such as mammograms, pap tests and colonoscopies
  • Save More Lives → Access to diagnostic and treatment services (regardless of the type of cancer), prescription drugs, and doctors’ visits
  • Protect Our Hospitals → Reducing the amount of uncompensated care and unneccessary use of emergency rooms, which drive up health care costs for all of us.

Providing more Montana families with access to affordable health insurance is good for patients, good for our state’s economy, and good for Montana.

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Posted: May 30, 2014 at 7:23 am

9 thoughts on “The Message the TEA Party Doesn’t Want You to Send

  1. Greg Strandberg

    I guess I’m just afraid that lots of Republicans don’t want economic development in the state unless its coming at the behest of corporations intent upon destroying nature. That’s the kind of economic development we want in Montana, damn it!

    1. Jeff

      It’s not economic development to take from us, the tax payers, and give that money to someone else.

  2. john marshall

    Dear Cowgirl,
    To remind everyone; this is an election year with every seat of the house up for grabs. The main point to emphasize over and over with any republican running is this;
    How could you vote with the right hand to say NO to federal tax dollars for health care for Montanans, but with the left hand say, YES to state tax dollars for your own health care?”
    Do this everywhere, everytime. Embarrass them, put them on the spot. You have no idea how effective this is in shutting down the discussion, and turning the spotlight on their hypocrisy.

    Sincerely
    John Marshall

    1. Jan Thomas

      I agree with John, they are hypocrites and deserve to be reminded of this! It’s morally wrong to refuse this money to help the working poor because they don’t like Obama.

  3. In4it

    It is the usually the leadership of both parties, working together, that kills these initiatives. Republicans will openly oppose Medicaid expansion, but stealth Democrats are far more dangerous. In this case, as Cowgirl conveniently forgets to mention, it was Democrat Tom Jacobson of Great Falls who killed the matter in committee, claiming to have had an “Oops!” moment casting his vote teh wrong way.

    I’d be more inclined to believe him if these “mistakes” ever came out in our favor. But here merely reinforces my notion that our biggest problem in politics is not Republicans, who are the known enemy, but rather the Democrats, who are the enemy sleeping on our camp

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